Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lionel “OO” Gauge

We designed and built this Art Deco display case for a Lionel Train Collector to exhibit a rare salesman’s case for “Lionel OO” gauge trains.  The “OO” gauge trains were only produced from 1938-1942.  The logo is from 1938 Lionel catalog

The logo was executed in Cherry, Walnut, Curly Maple, with Ebony details, in a CNC process we call “Three Dimensional Inlay”.  

In this process, 1/16” deep recess is routed in the walnut background for each of the elements, which are then epoxied in place.  This creates multiple levels and overlapping layers.

CNC parts ready for assembly

1938 Lionel “OO” Gauge Case